Wednesday, 16 December 2015

1st Baron Bloomfield

THE BARONY OF BLOOMFIELD WAS CREATED IN 1825 FOR THE RT HON SIR BENJAMIN BLOOMFIELD GCB GCH

BENJAMIN BLOOMFIELD or BLUMFIELD, of Eyre Court, County Galway, made his will in 1737, which was proved the following year.

By Dorothy his wife he left four sons and two daughters,
JOHN, his heir;
Joseph, b 1710;
Benjamin, of Meelick, grandfather of
1ST BARON BLOOMFIELD;
Richard;
Dorothy; Anne.
Mr Bloomfield's third son,

BENJAMIN BLOOMFIELD, of Meelick, County Galway, had a son,

JOHN BLOOMFIELD, of Newport, County Tipperary, who married Charlotte, daughter of Samuel Waller (by Anne Jocelyn, sister to Robert, Viscount Jocelyn, Lord Chancellor of Ireland),  by whom he had issue,
BENJAMIN, of whom hereafter;
Anne, m Thomas Ryder Pepper;
Charlotte, m Very Rev T B Gough.
Mr Bloomfield was succeeded by his son,

THE RT HON SIR BENJAMIN BLOOMFIELD GCB GCH

Sir Benjamin married, in 1797, Harriett, daughter of Thomas Douglas, of Grantham, Lincolnshire.

In 1825, he was raised to the peerage, as BARON BLOOMFIELD.

Dying in 1846, Lord Bloomfield was succeeded by his eldest son,


JOHN ARTHUR DOUGLAS (1802-79), 2nd Baron, GCB, PC, DL, who wedded, in 1845, the Hon Georgiana Liddell, daughter of Thomas, 1st Lord Ravensworth.

He dsp 1879, when the title expired.

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CASTLE CALDWELL passed to the Bloomfields through the marriage of Frances Arabella, daughter and co-heiress of Sir John Calwell, 5th Baronet, of Castle Caldwell, to John Colpoys Bloomfield, in 1817. 

Bloomfield arms courtesy of European Heraldry.  First published in January, 2012.

1 comment :

Serenade said...



However he did have an extramarital daughter named THECLA who was born in 1833 by the Swedish actress Emilie Högquist (29 April 1812 -
18 December 1846) She was the mistress of Oscar I of Sweden. She was a star of the Royal Dramatic Theatre, the most celebrated dramatic Swedish primadonna of her time, called the Swedish Aspasia, and also famous for her love affairs. She has been called the first female celebrity within Swedish drama. She was the daughter of Anders Högquist, butler of count Carl De Geer, and Anna Beata Hedvall. After having a daughter with British diplomat John Bloomfield, 2nd Baron Bloomfield, Högquist made the acquaintance of Crown Prince Oscar. He rented
a luxury apartment for her and eventually set up his second family there, close to the Stockholm Palace where his wife and legitimate children lived. Allegedly Oscar spent every other night at the palace and every other night with Emilie. By Oscar, she had two sons, Hjalmar and Max. Max was named for Maximilian de Beauharnais, Oscar's brother-in-law. The two boys were unofficially referred to as "the Princes of Lapland". Max grew up to become a merchant in China, where he died in 1872. Hjalmar died in 1874 in London.